Momoko is a green tea that features peach and vanilla flavors. This tea is sold by Lupicia and comes in bagged or loose leaf forms. Very lovely packaging! DRY LEAF: Oh wow! DROOOOL! Creamy sweet peachyness! The smell reminds me of those japanese peach gummies! I spent awhile smelling this tea. Up close, the tea has little pink flowers buds and teeny rock sugar bits. STEEPED: Momoko comes out a bright green yellow with a green buttery scent. I steeped this tea with boiling water for 1.45 minutes. TASTE: Momoko is surprisingly very creamy. This tea tastes like good fresh matcha, … Continue reading, hoot!
Potato Pancakes & Applesauce is a organic huangshan mao feng green tea blend, featuring apple chips and potato bits. This is quite a unique blend from Butiki Teas. DRY LEAF: Very cool looking tea with all the bits in it. This tea likes to resist being scooped. The green tea leaves are long and wiry and the potato bits are big, making it a little tricky to judge if I’m using enough tea – and I don’t wanna smush it into my spoon, you know? Whatever, I just use a bit more as “error” control. The potato bits are so darn cute! … Continue reading, hoot!
Did you say TEA LATTE? OOOH YEAH! Tea lattes are delicious and easy to make! They also bring life to that cup of dessert tea you’ve gotten tired of. I’ve also found some teas are only good as lattes. This is how I make my tea lattes. I know other people who boil their milk in a pot with their tea and strain – I tried that and that was one extra pot I didn’t want to clean. Lets get this party started! Well, this is a fast tea latte for one, so it’s a small party. 1. Pick your … Continue reading, hoot!
Chocolate Rocket is a roasted yerba mate tea, that features almonds, chocolate and raspberry. This tea comes from DavidsTEA, a wonderful Canadian tea shop. Okay – I love this tea, it is on my fav list. I had a sample of this and went mental and bought more. I then was running out and didn’t have time to buy more before I was moving out of Canada. The last of my tea was in my tea tumbler (dry leaf) on my plan ride out of Canada. I needed it as I had a long customs /immigration process to deal with! … Continue reading, hoot!
Fantasy is a black tea that features caramel, honey and fruit. I got this tea from Lupicia, off the 2012/2013 Happy bag! This is the first time for me to try this tea – first impressions, ya! DRY LEAF: Amazing fruity scent that is mouth watering good. Not actually sure what fruit really, probably a mix of fruit. There is a bit of a smokey caramel smell that kinda reminds me of coffee. STEEPED: Nice classic black tea colour. Smells slightly sweet and black tea like. I steeped Fantasy with boiling water for 2.5 minutes, as per package instructions. TASTE: Standard … Continue reading, hoot!
Dragon Feelers is a light green tea from Butiki Teas, an online tea seller. This tea seller is a personal favorite of mine – very good and unique teas! DRY LEAF: Hold up. This tea is all about the crazy appearance. Let’s zoom in Awww, cute! Didn’t take me long to find the cutest leaf out of my teaspoon! When I saw a picture of this tea I was all, “What is that? The leaves look freaky, like fuzzy little bugs! I have to drink it!” (yes, freaking looking tea is a selling point for me) REST ASSURED, THESE ARE … Continue reading, hoot!
Choco Cinnamon is a green tea featuring cinnamon sugar, white chocolate stars, orange peel, rose blossoms and cloves. I snagged this tea from Tea Desire. DRY LEAF: The dry leaf looks very nice – I love the chocolate stars! Smells mouthwatering sweet with light spices. I’ve had this tea a few times, and I think the stars like to float to the top of the bag, so make sure to mix well. I’m near the end of my bag, so I’m running low on stars. STEEPED: Dark gold colour and light film on the top, most likely from the chocolate … Continue reading, hoot!
White Christmas is a black tea, with apricot and white chocolate flavorings. It is a limited season tea for Winter 2012 from Lupicia. This tea comes in loose leaf and bagged form. I received this tea from Lupicia’s monthly newsletter. The newsletter comes with a sample! To get on this deal, check out that link. More or less, you need to do a $30 order online or in store. Hmm.. why am I drinking a christmas tea in mid January? Well, I did get this sample I think in early December, I should of drank it then. Whatever, it’s still winter. FYI, this … Continue reading, hoot!
Bojenmi is one of those classic teas for me. It’s cheap, you can find easily at an asian supermarket along with all the diet teas. Looking at the ingredients, it’s a white tea with a buncha chinese herbs in it. From the Amazon description: Fukien tea (white tea), crataigus pinnatifida, fructus hordel germinatus, poria cocos wolff, citrus chachinesis hortorum, rhizoma alismatis, massa medicata fermentata, pharbitis nil, phaseolus angularis, raphanus sativus, prunlla vulgaris, cassia tora, pogostemon cablin. Uses (as printed on box): “THIS PREPARATION IS MADE FROM FAMOUS FUKIENTEA TOGETHER WITH 12 KINDS OF MEDICINAL HERBS, A CONCOCTION OF A WELL-TESTED HERBALIST’S PRESCRIPTION … Continue reading, hoot!
My first post for this blog, wooot! So, I was raised on teas. My mom drank mostly asian diet and beauty teas, often every evening after dinner. My family often would go to chinese restaurants very often and I’d drink tall glasses of pu-erh, or share a couple pots of tea that spun around the lazy susan in the middle of the table. My dad, a huge Star Trek buff, the minute he saw Captain Picard on TNG order “Earl Grey, Hot” stocked bagged earl grey teas and drank it on occasion. As an adult, I wasn’t a coffee drinker. I’d drink … Continue reading, hoot!